Discussion in 'Sports Bar' started by CodeBreaker, Nov 10, 2020.
Who makes it to your list?
What did Wilt do ?
First dominant big man in the NBA, which led the way for the rest of them.
Nadia Comaneci - first 10 in olympic gymnastics
George Parratt - first forward pass in football.
James Corbett - first pure boxer heavyweight champ
Jimmy Connors - first tennis pro to regularly use a metal racket.
Dan Gable - "Iowa style" was used to define the success of the sport for decades.
Not sure how being the first dominant big man in a league made for big men helped him change the game. Someone like Steph Curry has done more to change the game than a tall guy playing in the 50s
He changed the game by being good at 3 pointers?
The entire game has changed to an analytics based 3 point game. I see why you usually avoid any threads about hoops
Yes I am fully aware of that, but he wasn't the first player to be exceptionally good at 3 pointers. The game has changed but he wasn't the sole reason.
he wasn't the first tho
george mikan would have been
Wes Sims should be on everyone's list.
And yet people call Zion a generational talent. Talk about one dimensional.
Now here's a good list
Didnt they change rules because of Wilt?
You always head the 3 second rule being added because of Wilt but apparently thats not the case.
"Chamberlain not only set a lot of records but also made big plays and had impressive stats during his career. He was responsible for changing the game of basketball. The NBA and NCAA actually changed the rules to make it harder for Wilt. Thanks to Chamberlain, the league changed five rules:"
Size of the lane/paint
Free throw shooting
Inbounding the Ball
Michael Spinks is the reason why boxing has a day before weigh ins. That clearly has changed the sport.
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